We now offer running sessions on Tuesday evenings for all levels of ability.
Each Tuesday night there will be various groups available, catering for different speeds.
Jon Parkinson is an Athletics Coach, ex GB Triathlete and Ironman, and has organised sessions that meet at 6.15pm each Tuesday at Torbay Leisure Centre. In order to keep things simple, these sessions are only suitable for people capable of running a sub 6.30 mile or a sub 42 minute 10K
We are proud to have as part of our team, six England Athletics qualified run leaders who will be taking out a number of groups each Tuesday evening.
People assemble outside Torbay Leisure Centre main entrance, ready to run at 6.30. Depending on numbers and ability, they will split into groups and head off at a chatty pace with their run leader. Tuesday is supposed to be an easy run. Chatting is mandatory, except in the faster group led by Jon Parkinson.
There is also a run/walk group for people who aspire to be able to run for 5k. This is not as structured as the ‘Couch to 5k’ programme. It is aimed at people who want to join in, but for whatever reason feel they aren’t cut out for running, or people who want to regain lost fitness. Sometimes, they only run for a minute before briefly stopping to get their breath back. There is a special camaraderie amongst this group and they are always supportive of people who also want to just take their first steps.
The run leaders will be posting their sessions in advance each week so you know what to expect, where the route will be and who will be leading. This will be posted on the club’s Facebook page so you can ask any questions and comment.
All members are welcome to join in and any new runners are also encouraged to come along and try a few sessions for free. There are no set rules but more a case of good, safe practice the coaches will be following so please respect their leadership. This includes…
- wearing suitable clothing, including high viz during the darker nights
- please have in your possession at all times an emergency contact. This can be in the form of your membership card, an ICE bracelet, Parkrun band, phone or just details written on a piece of paper in your pocket. Any emergency medical details would also be very helpful should they be needed.